This is YOUR comments community. [12], O'Brien has represented Ireland at a number of under-age levels. Irish Weather. Tackles. SIGN UP. Weight. [22] In April 2014 the Irish squad for the 2014 Junior World Cup was announced, with O'Brien named captain. Connacht Rugby have announced that flanker Sean O’Brien has signed a two-year extension until the end of the 2019/20 season. Stay civil, stay constructive, stay on topic. Meanwhile Sean O’Brien has ended a long injury absence to be handed his first starting jersey in nearly two years. Place of Birth. Shane Delahunt. [20][21] He made a total of four appearances in the tournament, all of these coming as starts. Sean O'Brien has recovered from injury and takes his place in the back row alongside Conor Oliver and Sean Masterson. Family Breaks. Journal Media does not control and is not responsible for the content of external websites. Connacht competes in the Pro14 and the European Rugby Champions Cup.The team represents the IRFU Connacht Branch, which is one of four primary branches of the IRFU, and is responsible for rugby union throughout the geographical Irish province of Connacht. [16] In January 2016 it was announced that O'Brien had signed a senior contract with contract, which sees him become a member of the full squad for the 2016–17 season. sponsored. [9] He featured for Connacht in their preseason match against Grenoble,[10][11] and was made captain of the Eagles side. [8], O'Brien returned from injury ahead of the 2015–16 season. TheJournal.ie | Wire service provided by Associated Press. Paddy McAllister (13) Abraham Papali’I (3) 50 People 1 Question. 10. 4. Matthew Burke. Please note that TheJournal.ie uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. 1. John Porch (22) Shane Delahunt (81) 5. [7] After an injury ruled O'Brien out of the 2014 Junior World Cup, he failed to make a senior breakthrough in the 2014–15 season. Peter Sullivan (3). Jarrad Butler (C) (60) Sean O’Brien. Injury has played a major part in the short career of Sean O'Brien, as he continues to mould into one of the hottest prospects to don a green jersey on this island in recent years. [7] O'Brien missed the tournament through injury however, being replaced as captain by Munster's Jack O'Donoghue. He played for both the under-18 schools team and the under-18 club team. Dillane made his Connacht debut in December 2014 and was a starter in the Guinness PRO12 final 18 months later. sponsored. Family Fun. Access exclusive podcasts, interviews and analysis with a monthly or annual membership, IRISH INTERNATIONAL ULTAN Dillane is set to make his 100th Connacht appearance tomorrow after he was named in the matchday 23 to face Zebre in the Guinness PRO14 (2.30pm kick-off). , 300px wide He played in the following game against Wales, but was forced off with an injury early in the game. 8. Colm Reilly (2) Parma can be a tough place to go but first and foremost we need to return to the level performance I know we’re capable of. Users are reminded that they are fully responsible for their own created content and their own posts, comments and submissions and fully and effectively warrant and indemnify Journal Media in relation to such content and their ability to make such content, posts, comments and submissions available. Sean Masterson. I agree to the Membership Terms & the Connacht Rugby Privacy Policy. Irish sport images provided by Inpho Photography unless otherwise stated. Dillane could make his 100th appearance for Connacht tomorrow. 17. , Access to the comments facility has been disabled for this user, Notify me of followup comments via e-mail, TheJournal.ie supports the work of the Press Council of Ireland and the Office of the Press Ombudsman, and our staff operate within the Code of Practice. The pack is completed by Conor Oliver, Sean Masterson, and Sean O’Brien who has recovered from injury which has kept him out for the last six weeks. Online Editors. Paul Boyle celebrated his first time captaining Connacht with a hat-trick of tries in their 31-14 Pro14 win over Benetton at the Sportsground. Denis Buckley. Connacht trio sign contract extensions with the province. Why do you love Galway? Sean O'Brien set to make his London Irish debut. Photo (c) Connacht rugby. Please familiarise yourself with our comments policy. The 22-year-old Connacht native has made over 40 appearances for the Irish province since making his senior debut in 2015. The ex-Ireland back row last played when chosen for Leinster to start in their Heineken Champions Cup final defeat to Saracens las…. Adverts.ie | O'Brien currently plays for Irish provincial side Connacht in the Pro14, after being promoted from the academy ahead of the 2015–16 season. The latest Irish and international breaking news, reports and coverage, A platform helping fund the type of in-depth journalism that the public wants to see. Alex Wootton. 19. O'Brien is also a student of NUI Galway, studying civil law. However, Connacht coach Andy Friend, who gave O’Donnell his first start in Sevens, ... Sean O’Brien and Niall Murray. [18][19] He returned from his injury in time to face Italy and France and due to the absence of Leister's Dan Leavy through injury, O'Brien was named captain for these games. The fourth change sees Ben … IRELAND rugby star Seán O’Brien looks set to play his first game since April when Leinster go head-to-head with Connacht in the Guinness Pro 14 tomorrow. A game of real significance and perhaps the last one for some time … … Bealham, Dillane, O’Brien And O’Donnell Come Into Connacht Team To Face Munster. O'Brien was born in Galway and grew up in Clarinbridge, a village in the county. Gavin Thornbury (43) Ben O’Donnell. Special Offers. Connacht flanker Eoghan Masterson will earn his 100th cap for the province when they host Ulster in the Guinness PRO14 tomorrow evening. Sean O'Brien Profile - Connacht Pro 14 | RugbyPass. The Galway native last started for Connacht in the 2018 Christmas interpro against Ulster, with his only appearance last season coming off the bench against Leinster in November before suffering serious shoulder and foot injuries. Connacht: 15 John Porch, 14 Peter Sullivan, 13 Sammy Arnold, 12 Tom Daly, 11 Alex Wootton, 10 Conor Fitzgerald, 9 Caolin Blade, 8 Paul Boyle (c), 7 Conor Oliver, 6 Sean O’Brien, 5 Gavin Thornbury, 4 Eoghan Masterson, 3 Jack Aungier, 2 Shane Delahunt, 1 Denis Buckley [12] In November 2015, O'Brien was named in the Connacht squad for a trip to the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk for a 2015–16 Challenge Cup game. The pack is completed by Conor Oliver, Sean Masterson (Buccaneers), and Sean O’Brien who has recovered from injury which has kept him out for the last six weeks. Success in the sporting world runs in the family with the O'Brien siblings from Clarinbridge, Galway, as Sean and Katie are both at the top of their games. Journal Media does not control and is not responsible for user created content, posts, comments, submissions or preferences. Access exclusive podcasts, interviews and analysis with a monthly or annual membership. Noteworthy | 3. He plays as a lock and across the back row. For more information on cookies please refer to our cookies policy. 05 March 2020, 7:47am. On his first start in almost two years, O'Brien barrelled over for a 21st-minute score which put Andy Friend's men on their right road following a difficult start. Connacht have announced that flanker Sean O’Brien has signed a two-year extension to his contract to take him up to the end of the 2019/20 season. 16. Tom Farrell (61)   Dominic Robertson-McCoy. 13. 20. DOB. 14. Sean O'Brien plays for Connacht as a Flanker. Brilliant Boyle Drives Connacht To Bonus Point Success Paul Boyle celebrated his first time captaining Connacht with a hat-trick of tries in their 31-14 Guinness PRO14 win … Jack Carty. 2. Boards.ie | Active 24 Fitness. Despite being named in the initial team, O'Brien missed the next game against England. Eoghan Masterson (95) Connacht have this morning announced that flanker Sean O’Brien has decided to commit his future with the western province for a further two years. Sammy Arnold (5) 8 January 2021. Connacht host the Reds at The Sportsground on Saturday evening ... Denis Buckley, Shane Delahunt, Finlay Bealham, Ultan Dillane, Quinn Roux, Sean O’Brien, Conor Oliver, Sean Masterson. O'Brien also played hurling with Clarinbridge in his youth. He plays as a lock and across the back row. Connacht's Sean O'Brien. Sean Masterson (4) 9. Alex Wootton and John Porch complete the side. [5] O'Brien played for the province's second tier side, the Connacht Eagles during the course of the season[6] and was named the province's under-20 player of the season. Help us to tell the stories behind the scoreboard. Having 22. News images provided by Press Association and Photocall Ireland unless otherwise stated. Garry Ringrose and Sean Cronin crossed for … 21. Sammy Arnold. Quinn Roux (C) Sean O’Brien. [13] He made his senior debut on 14 November in the game against Enisey-STM, coming on after 58 minutes as a replacement for captain John Muldoon. 11. [2][4], O'Brien entered the Connacht academy ahead of the 2013–14 season. sponsored. Ultan Dillane. Conor Oliver. , 400px wide Boyle captains the side from the number 8 position and will be flanked by Sean O’Brien and Conor Oliver at the back of the scrum. Daft.ie, Sean O'Brien makes return to Connacht as Dillane gets set for 100th cap Comments, Create an email alert based on the current article, Create your own sports news feed by selecting what interests you most, Choose 3 or more sports that you want to see. He also played for the under-19 side. Connacht's Eoin McKeon. Stephen Kerins (10) 110KG.  CONNACHT, 15. 00:25:41. Fit-again flanker Sean O'Brien was back with a bang in Connacht's 47-12 Guinness PRO14 victory away to Zebre in Parma. Gavin Thornbury. Jack Carty (143) Height. Galway, Ireland . 18. The 25-year-old has essentially spent the last two years injured. Sean O'Brien is to end a long injury absence when he lines out for Connacht in Sunday's Guinness PRO14 game away to Zebre (2.30pm) The Galway native last started for Connacht … 12. Tomasso Boni scored inside two minutes for Zebre but the returning Sean O'Brien and two tries from Alex Wootton put Connacht in control. print. Seán O'Brien (born 9 December 1994) is a professional rugby union player from Ireland. 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The42 | Alex Wootton (5) 7. The Connacht management team have made four changes to their starting XV for Saturday’s crucial Guinness PRO14 interpro against Munster at The Sportsground (k/o 7.35pm). Connacht Rugby (Irish: Rugbaí Connachta) is one of the four professional provincial rugby teams from the island of Ireland. Connacht's back line has one change from the side that beat Leinster at the RDS last weekend with Ben O'Donnell making his first start on the wing. O’Brien lines out in a new look back row with Sean Masterson at openside flanker and Jarrad Butler captaining the side from number 8. He's been … Finlay Bealham. In the backs Colm Reilly and Jack Carty continue their half-back partnership, while Tom Farrell comes into the centre alongside Tom Daly with Sammy Arnold moving to the wing. Sean O’Brien (57) O’Brien’s last start for Connacht before that win over Zebre had been all the way back in December 2018. Caolin Blade and Jack Carty continue at 9 and 10 respectively, as do Tom Daly and Sammy Arnold in the centre after brilliant performances last weekend. Dominic Robertson-McCoy (55) Seán O'Brien (born 9 December 1994) is a professional rugby union player from Ireland. You can obtain a copy of the Code, or contact the Council, at www.presscouncil.ie, PH: (01) 6489130, Lo-Call 1890 208 080 or email: info@presscouncil.ie. He was involved with Galwegians from a young age, with his father and grandfather having ties to the club. Galway 2020 Bid. 194CM. Tom Daly. [2] His sister Katie O'Brien is a Paralympic rower. To embed this post, copy the code below on your site, 600px wide O’Brien has previously represented Ireland at U18, 19 and 20 level. BODonnell Bealham, Dillane, O’Brien & O’Donnell come into Connacht team for Munster interpro . Dillane made his Connacht debut in December 2014 and was a starter in the Guinness PRO12 final 18 months later. I’ve seen first-hand the efforts he’s made to get back to full fitness, so his return is a big boost for us.” Conor Fitzgerald (26) Easter Break. 6. [3], O'Brien was a student at the Cistercian College in Roscrea, but attended the Calasanctius College in Oranmore for his Junior Certificate and fifth year. View the Sean O'Brien full profile and current statistics. Sean O'Brien returns from injury to take his place in the back row which also features Conor Oliver and Sean Masterson. Pro 14: Connacht v Munster Sportsground, Saturday, 7.35pm Live on TG4 and Eir Sport . [14][15] O'Brien made his first league appearance two weeks later in a 2015–16 Pro12 derby against Munster, coming off the bench for Eoghan Masterson as Connacht won at Thomond Park for the first time since 1986. Lock. ADVERTISEMENT The 22-year-old Connacht native has made over 40 appearances for the province since making his senior debut in 2015. 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